An Attitude of Gratitude

gratitude1My program of retaining an attitude of gratitude and enjoying my life every day is going well. I’m living mindfully in the moment and taking small steps to encourage myself to celebrate life.

My life is not less stressful than it was before I began this commitment, but my coping skills are improving as I make attitude adjustments throughout the day. Continue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude”

Learn to Include More Humour in your Life

sunflower smile
Anticipation of laughter reduces potentially detrimental stress hormones. Credit: iStockphoto/Nicole S. Young

Learning to include more humour in your life can have a significant effect on your overall health. Being able to see the funny side of things can produce general health benefits, and can also help to build and reinforce relationships. Some ways to boost your humour levels include not taking yourself as seriously, while knowing how to use humour in different situations, and without creating awkward situations or causing offense. By following some of the tips below, it is possible to understand and develop the value of humour for your wellbeing. Continue reading “Learn to Include More Humour in your Life”

The Definition of Stupidity

stupidity Stupidity by Albert Nerenberg Features Bill Maher, Noam Chomsky, George W. Bush, Mark Crispin Miller and many others.  It’s a humorous examination of stupidity in contemporary American culture, covering: the effects of television and mass media on the American intellect; the “dumbing down” of American culture; the popularity of Steve-O and Jackass; role of religion in willful stupidity; the identification of many Americans with George W. Bush; the evolution of such concepts as “idiot” and “moron.”

The DVD edition contains extra interviews commentaries and readings. The film is not connected to Matthijs van Boxsel’s book called Encyclopaedia of Stupidity — also 2003- but recommended. Notes written September 17th, 2007

Note: a 30 second delay appears before the video. The film has been checked for completeness. It’s 70 minutes long but well worth watching.

Halloween in the country

Where I live we don’t do the door to door thing. There are not many subdivisions with rows of homes close to each other here. There is no public transit or street lighting. We live on a small forested island. The topography is challenging even in day light hours (hairpin turns, blind spots, huge inclines & drops). Continue reading “Halloween in the country”

Depression Busters: Humor Bloggers

The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. Humor and laughter can cause a domino effect of joy and amusement, as well as set off a number of positive physical effects. Humor and laughter strengthen our immune systems and help us recover from illness, as well as bring joy into our lives. The question is, how do we gain access to this priceless medicine?

Continue reading “Depression Busters: Humor Bloggers”

I'm a brainiac – are you?

You Are a Total Brainiac

You’re amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius.
You’re curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.You take on difficult subjects because you want to… not because you have to. No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.You’ve got the brains to do anything you want.

It’s possible you end up doing everything you want.

Are You a Brainiac?

Willies, Labia and Pricasso

Artists are amazing people whose creativity we all admire and now that I’ve uploaded the “art work” what more can I say?

I ask you dear readers would you be prepared to have a Willies Wall Hanging decorating your home? Or perhaps Labia dangling form your ears is what you may fancy. What say you?

These images courtesy of sulz and whatnottocrochet for your viewing enjoyment.

A perfect companion piece is Tim Patch, who was finding it difficult to crack the art market until he dipped his quill in the ink, so to speak. Under the artistic pseudonym “Pricasso“, Patch uses his penis to paint portraits, landscapes and female nudes.

Science Announcement

A major research institution (MRI) has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium.Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes one resction to take over four days to complete when it normally takes less than a second.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of three years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, governmentium’s mass will increase over time, since each reorganization will cause some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to speculate that governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

More Words from Letters

desiderata.jpgIf you haven’t read Desiderata for bloggers yet then please do.

“Said to have been discovered in a Baltimore church cellar in 1692, actually penned in 1927 and cranked out decades later on fake parchment to adorn the bedroom walls of millions of kids like me who came of age in the seventies, Desiderata is a modern junk classic, its bite-sized peace ‘n’ love wisdom wedges one of the last twitches of a sixties generation that had already begun to trade its tie-dyed shirts and cut-offs for leisure suits and MBAs. With bloggers having cut themselves off into their own little world so far they even rate their very own health tips, comes a new Desiderata.”
For Bloggers only.

If you haven’t read The 20 Blogging Commandments then read them before you leave the site.
“And so it came to pass that in the realm of blogging, its participants paused for five nanoseconds five short months ago to contemplate the arrival of Letters Home to You. Its author has now unexpectedly unearthed a long-lost fragment of the WordPress Blogging Bible, which he now realizes would have been a great help to a first-time blogger undertaking this most difficult of tasks. He now passes it on to you, in the hope it will be of some use. “

A hat tip to terraflora.

Humor Blogs

Avonia the Wiccan Pimp is making plans to go to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Not to watch the games though. She found out that the sex workers there are banding together to form “a cooperative brothel.“ Click the image to read the story.
I honestly don’t know which I find more amusing — the butt ugly crochet displayed or the comments. But every time I visit this blog I get a belly laugh. Click and be prepared to howl.